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Ethics immersion

The ethics immersion helps students to understand more deeply the nature of ethical thinking, to recognize and understand ethical dilemmas in private, professional, and public settings, and to think clearly and critically about possible answers to ethical problems. The immersion also provides students with the opportunity to acquaint themselves with some of the most influential writings and thinkers in the philosophical canon. Courses are especially well suited to students considering careers in law, medicine, business, or politics. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in philosophy.
  • Students are required to take either Foundations of Moral Philosophy (PHIL-202) or Ethical Theory (PHIL-415). If students take one of these courses, they will choose two elective courses to complete the immersion. If they choose both of these courses students will choose one additional elective.
  • At least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.
Required courses
Choose one of the following:
   PHIL-202    Foundations of Moral Philosophy
   PHIL-415    Ethical Theory
Choose two of the following:
   PHIL-202    Foundations of Moral Philosophy
   PHIL-304    Philosophy of Law
   PHIL-305    Philosophy of Peace
   PHIL-306    Professional Ethics
   PHIL-308    Environmental Philosophy
   PHIL-309    Feminist Theory
   PHIL-311    East Asian Philosophy
   PHIL-315    Responsible Knowing
   PHIL-316    Bioethics and Society
   PHIL-403    Social and Political Philosophy
   PHIL-407    Philosophy of Action
   PHIL-409    Existentialism
   PHIL-415    Ethical Theory
   MGMT-340    Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility